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Installing SATA drivers

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  1. DarwinsStepchild

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    I'm on a tight budget and am running an old Pentium 4 machine. Last week, my motherboard died. I got a new one and am trying to install XP because I already own the CD and also am familiar with the OS. My problem is that my CD is Service Pack 1 and requires the SATA drivers to be installed when the Windows install begins. However, when prompted to hit F6 to install the drivers, the installation just continues without pause. I have tried 3 different keyboards, so it isn't a keyboard problem. System... Intel 965 motherboard Pentium 4 3.4 GHz 4 GB RAM Geforce 610 video card
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    The keyboard for the first part of the install needs to be a PS2 attached one I believe.
    Is that what you are using??
    Also was that before USB could be used for drivers? So I think it may be looking for a floppy disk.

    The other way is to slipstream the drivers on to a CD with the install.
     
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    All 3 keyboards were PS2. And yes that is before USB support and I have a floppy drive installed, and it works. OK, slipstream. Seems I recall reading something about that once upon a time. How would you do this? (I'll check Google in the meantime.)
     
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    Slipstreaming needs a CD burner so you can integrate the drivers into the CD.

    I take it the correct drivers are on the Floppy in the floppy drive, It is quite quick reading the drive if the correct diskette is in there and is ready.

    I've never slipstreamed SATA drivers as I never had only SATA disks. I would have to look it up.
     
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